Following on from his well-received Bridges album, Sven Tasnadi’s fantastic originals now get remixed by a select crew of artists that includes new and familiar label associates alike. They are Detlef, Dario D’Attis, Dirty Doering and Harry Romero, and they all inject plenty of fresh ideas into the source material.
Detlef has already made his mark on Moon Harbour with various remixes and originals dating back to 2013. Here he superbly twists ‘My Soul’ into a deep-down jam with fiery vocals popping right off. Loose percussion brings more energy and the whole thing is a standout cut that oozes personality.
Swiss master Dario D’Attis is another longtime mainstay of the scene who impresses with his always emotive sounds. He appeared on the label in 2018 with his Tribe Chant EP and here works ‘Make It Right’ into a playful number with big vocals and loopy drums that suck you in over and over. It’s a filter jam full of suspense and is one to ignite the sunnier dance floors out there.
Berlin veteran Dirty Doering has known Sven Tasnadi since school, now runs the KATERMUKKE label and was long involved both behind the scenes and as a DJ at Bar 25. He draws on all his years of experience to come up with a version of ‘String Rebirth’ that is drawn-out and intoxicating, with late night melody and stylish synth work bending space and time and casting a real spell on you.
Harry Romero is a US dance legend who has been laying down chunky tracks for decades. The Subliminal associate is in fine form here as he reworks ‘Keep Da Shit’ into a turbocharged cut with dark bass down low and raw, chattering percussion up top. It’s the sort of tension building then explosive main room weapon that is destined for huge things this season.
These are four fine reworks from a typical on point selection of artists by Moon Harbour.